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Biggest Elvis

Biggest Elvis

P.F. Kluge

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-258-6
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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Part mystery, part love story, part mordant commentary on America’s waning presence worldwide, this hugely entertaining novel tells the story of a trio of Elvis impersonators working out of a club called Graceland in Olongapo, Philippines. In their act, Baby Elvis (who portrays the youthful Presley), Dude Elvis (who does the movie years), and Biggest Elvis (the oldest and fattest of the trio) incarnate the King’s evolving life.

Their popularity grows; in a tawdry, anything-goes town, a successful act becomes more than that, almost an obsession. But there are those who think that Biggest Elvis has to go, and Biggest Elvis himself senses that something ominous is coming.

Biggest Elvis revives and re-envisions the life of America’s leading twentieth-century folk hero. In this edgy, evocative, and compassionate novel, P.F. Kluge gives Elvis a second chance ... or a second coming.

Author Information
Novelist, journalist and teacher, P.F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. His novels include Eddie and The Cruisers and, most recently, Gone Tomorrow. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie And The Cruisers, have been based on his work. Kluge lives in Gambier, Ohio with his wife, Pamela Hollie.

Praise for Biggest Elvis
“Offers up all sorts of surprising truths—about love, greed, faith, and the Pacific Rim ... Elvis can never look the same again.” —The Boston Sunday Globe

“A serious book as well as a very entertaining one.”—The Los Angeles Times

"Kluge writes lyrically, whether he's describing the gaudy onstage triumphs of his Elvis trinity or the crushing hardships of life around the Subic Bay naval base ... [a] dreamy, melancholic tale of economic and post-cultural imperialism." —The New York Times Book Review

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